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Old 09-22-2019, 02:28 AM   #1
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Where is the slide out control module?

Hello all, I’m new to the forum and looking for some help.
I just purchased a 2017 Thor Quantum RS26. I’ve been looking over the motor home trying to familiarize myself with all its features prior to my first camping trip this coming weekend. I’ve seen posts here relating to the slide out control/override module. If the slide gets stuck in the open position, you can reset it or override it in order to bring the slide back in. I have looked everywhere for this module, in all outside storage compartments, under drawers, inside cabinets, under seats, etc. but I can’t find it. Does anyone have this particular model motor home who knows where it could be?

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Old 09-22-2019, 03:39 PM   #2
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Slide Controller

On our ‘17 Chateau 31W the controller is in an outside compartment on the drivers side. Here is a picture for you for reference.
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Old 09-22-2019, 04:42 PM   #3
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Oh and welcome to our campground ⛺️ and pull up a chair.
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Old 09-22-2019, 07:48 PM   #4
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I agree: welcome aboard!
On my Outlaw: it was on the inner wall of the left rear storage compartment...
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Old 09-22-2019, 08:30 PM   #5
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I’ve seen posts here relating to the slide out control/override module. If the slide gets stuck in the open position, you can reset it or override it in order to bring the slide back in.
Thanks for any help.
Pressing the open/close switch twice in rapid succession will reset the controller. It can also be reset by pushing the button on the controller once. To put the controller in override, you press the button six times and hold the button on the seventh push of button. The red and green LED will flash alternately as opposed flash together when the controller reset. When you move the slide to its limit, holding the switch in for 3 to 5 second forces the controller into reset and the LEDs will flash together showing the controller is reset. The LEDs in the controller flash alternately while the slide is moving and go out when the slide is stopped. Just remember all safety protocols are removed when controller is put in override. This means the motors are not synchronized and the slide will cock with one side moving faster. It is usually necessary to push hard on the slow side to help the slower motor to get the slide in. If you get a slide cocked in mid-travel, it takes many skillful button presses to un-stick the slide and get it all the way in/out to re-sync the motors.
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Old 09-23-2019, 10:37 AM   #6
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Thanks everyone. I still can’t find it though. I thought it might be inside the storage bay under the slide out but that isn’t the case. I’m not having any issues with the slide out at this time, I just want to be prepaired in the event I do have issues.
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Old 09-23-2019, 12:18 PM   #7
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inside the storage compartment if you look to the left, do you see something like an access panel with 4 screws ? if so it may be behind that.
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Old 09-23-2019, 12:30 PM   #8
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Schematics

We have a Hurricane and it is in the left cabinet above the driver’s seat.

If you contact Thor they will email schematics of your coach. It can come in very helpful so it’s good to have on hand before you have a problem.
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Old 09-23-2019, 11:50 PM   #9
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Thanks again for all the responses. I called Thor and they did email me a schematic showing the apparent location of the controller. They said it would be under the slide out in the outside storage bay. They also said it would be easily excesable. Well, it’s not there. The entire storage bay is paneled and the panels are stapled not screwed. I don’t feel comfortable pulling paneling and staples out, that doesn’t seem to be easily excesable to me. I’ll keep looking though...
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Old 09-24-2019, 03:57 AM   #10
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The motor to controller cables Thor MC uses on gas coaches are 20 ft long. So, the in-wall slide controller will usually be in in the upper back of the center basement compartment, not convenient but up, out of the way. The cables will run down the wall beside the slide in a chase, under the floor to the basement compartment. So in a 18 foot slide there in not enough cable to mount the controller any where else, but in a basement under the center of the slide. There are 40 ft cables but the list is $60 more than the 20 footers so Thor MC only uses them of the full wall slides.
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Thanks again for all the responses. I called Thor and they did email me a schematic showing the apparent location of the controller. They said it would be under the slide out in the outside storage bay. They also said it would be easily excesable. Well, it’s not there. The entire storage bay is paneled and the panels are stapled not screwed. I don’t feel comfortable pulling paneling and staples out, that doesn’t seem to be easily excesable to me. I’ll keep looking though...
Hmmmmmm...
I found a video that showed off the 2017 RS26 (By the way: nice RV!
That Mega Storage compartment under the bedroom slide is panelled!
Does your bed lift up? If it does: try looking in there.
My Tiffin has a rear slide, and that's where they hid it in mine: under the bed...
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Old 09-24-2019, 12:53 PM   #12
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Just saw a floor plan for that model. Bob, I bet you are correct on that location.
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Old 09-24-2019, 12:53 PM   #13
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Bob,

The bed base does not lift up. I thought it might be under there also so I removed the mattress to check. The plywood base moves some at the foot of the bed but will not lift up. I'll take another look under the mattress this evening.
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Old 09-24-2019, 01:09 PM   #14
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Good luck, and happy hunting!
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I found a link that might be helpful...

https://www.justanswer.com/sip/rv?r=...iAAEgIvv_D_BwE

To be honest: I don't know if they charge anything, and I don't know if they are any good...
... But it might be worth a peek.
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Old 09-24-2019, 10:56 PM   #16
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EUREKA!!! I found it... It’s inside the outside storage compartment under the slideout. I had to remove the left side paneling along with the staples that held it in place. There was also a compartment light attached to the paneling that had to be unwired. I cut my own access panel in the paneling and then replaced the paneling and rewired the light. I truly believe they forgot to include the access panel during the manufacturing process. There is no way that was easy access. Thanks to everyone for your help on this, I truly appreciate it.
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Old 09-24-2019, 11:10 PM   #17
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Yay,,,,how about some pictures. That was most likely an oversight. Paneling in an outside storage area? All our storage compartment are cast polymer of some sort.
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